Nestled in Fort Greene the house was badly damaged when the new owners turned to Ensemble Architecture in order to give it a fresh two-story rear addition that opens up towards the backyard. White and gray shape the backdrop of the new home with every room of the home enjoying plenty of natural light and ventilation.
A home that encourages family members to spend quality time together instead of wasting endless hours camped in front of the television – that is an idea that could benefit many across the planet! Instead of following the cookie-cutter model of an open plan living area with a kitchen and dining room a master bedroom a couple of kids’ rooms and a separate playroom in Taiwan showcases the benefits of an inventive floor plan that is crafted to meet the specific needs of those who live in the residence.
But it is the eclectic theme used throughout the house the fascinating collection of thrift store finds and antique pieces and the splattering of DIY creations that truly steal the spotlight. And yet one does not feel overwhelmed by too much color or pattern at any instant.
A carefully hidden private entry draped in concrete leads you to the lower-level living area of the house that opens up towards the idyllic view outside. A lush green backyard charming walkways breezy balconies and a large L-shaped pool become a part of the interior and extend the living space beyond the pale white walls.
An open family zone kitchen and dining room occupy this new block and lead into the rear courtyard that acts as a relaxation hub for the entire family. This gives the living space a bright and cheerful vibe with an indoor-outdoor design that blurs conventional lines between the interior and the backyard.